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Tutorial Details: PyMOL

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: 575 Walter
Instructor(s): Charlie T Seto, MSI

PyMOL is a molecular viewing software used to make stunning pictures and movies for presentations and manuscripts. It is easy to pick up, because of its GUI interface, but has a lot of flexibility because of its myriad scripting options. PyMOL has the ability to export MPEG movies. A timeline feature makes the storyboarding of complex movies a snap. There is a small molecule builder and there are advanced electrostatic calculation options.

This tutorial will take beginning users unfamiliar with molecular modeling and/or PyMOL through the basics, including how to load, draw, and manipulate molecular models; make simple scripts; and create simple pictures and movies.

Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: Knowledge of protein structure is helpful